social media

A new study came out that pretty much confirms what we already knew: constant checking of social media applications negatively impacts adolescent brain development. "The findings suggest that children who grow up checking social media more often are becoming hypersensitive to feedback from their peers."

Bottom line: repeatedly checking social media, constant monitoring of updates, notifications, streaks, etc. can be associated with a heightened awareness of feedback or scrutiny from others. 

Although we can't be sure, does this mean that adolescents will assume criticism where there is none? Take any feedback or advice as negative or intrusive? 

Here's a link to the study itself.